Category Archives: TV

Review: Marvel’s Inhumans may be game changing for IMAX, but is it a missed opportunity?

At the end of this month, Inhumans, the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will kick off as a television series on ABC TV in the US – the home of the successful Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, which will enter its fifth season later this year. Today, Inhumans – the third ABC studios series to form part of the MCU, and first since Agent Carter was cancelled last year – made history by becoming the first ever live action series to be filmed entirely with IMAX cameras; the first two episodes debuting on IMAX screens around the world as a 75 minute big screen adventure.... Continue Reading

Win a Taboo complete first series prize pack

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. However, his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own
death sentence. ... Continue Reading

Tech Review: iRobot Roomba 980 is happy to tidy up for you and put itself to bed

When I bought my first ever robot vacuum cleaner, a much older model of iRobot Roomba from 2011 or so, it was as a way of freeing up more time. No more vacuuming! My then-girlfriend an I then proceeded to waste hours watching it bumble around our little two bedroom rental, bumping into walls and chairs and slowly, drunkenly making its way around the place. I say that so I can say this — the difference, going from that now ancient model to the iRobot Roomba 980, was like night and day. Continue reading Tech Review: iRobot Roomba 980 is happy to tidy up for you and put itself to bed

Netflix Review: Marvel’s The Defenders starts off triumphant but fizzles by its end

Four years in the making and with a lot of anticipation riding on it, the next series in the juggernaut that is the Netflix/Marvel collaboration The Defenders has landed. After two seasons of Daredevil and one each for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist we finally get the team up of the street level superheroes of New York. In our first impressions piece we outlined some of the things we picked up on based on the first four episodes that were available to review. In this article we’ll cover the entire series as a whole, specific moments and of course the fallout of the events that transpire – so obviously, spoilers ahead.... Continue Reading

What we learned from the first two episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl

Tonight sees the first episode of Top of the Lake: China Girl premiere on Foxtel’s BBC First. It is the follow up to Jane Campion’s 2013 series Top of the Lake and we were lucky enough to attend the world premiere earlier this month in Sydney to watch episodes 1 and 2.... Continue Reading

David Tennant and Michael Sheen set to star in new Amazon series Good Omens

Neil Gaiman seems to be all the rage at the moment for Amazon Prime Video. Fresh off the success of their adaptation of his 2001 novel American Gods, the streaming service has plans to give a similar treatment to Gaiman’s much loved 1990 novel Good Omens, which he wrote with Terry Prachett. The comedy-horror fantasy series will premiere in 2019, and this week the first cast members were revealed.... Continue Reading